Girlfriend “thankful” she could share Senior Night experience with Dominique Hawkins

Dominique Hawkins and his family Senior Night. (Jeff Houchin Photo)

Editor’s note: Emma Smith is Dominique Hawkins’ girlfriend and was wearing a jersey with his name and number at Tuesday’s Senior Nigh game against Vanderbilt. She made a special scrapbook for him with photos and comments from current and past teammates. Here’s what she thought about the whole night.


Senior Night was one for the books. Thank you to everyone who made the night so special for Dominique. Thank you to his close friends and family who contributed to the “memory jar” I made for him, and another big thank you to the coaching staff, current players, and Dominique’s previous teammates for writing a congratulatory note in his Senior Year Scrapbook I put together.

Dominique’s previous teammates are pretty busy men. However Julius, James, Willie, Trey, Karl, Skal, Alex, Tyler, E.J., Dakari, and Marcus all got back to me within a couple days. They all had only positive things to say about Dominique (which shouldn’t surprise anyone) and I could tell he has created a brotherhood with each of these guys that one couldn’t explain.

Dominique I’m so thankful I was able to share this night with you, and I hope and pray your future will be as bright as that smile of yours …  which I have no doubt in my mind that it will be.

I love you!




  1. What a great article it gave me goose bumps. My best wishes to Hawkins and to his girl friend. GO CATS!!!!

  2. They are both great young people

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